Digital x-rays use less radiation and are used to produce a thorough examination.
During your evaluation appointment, the staff will take a series of photographs of the existing smile, occlusion, tooth position, and arch shape. Two different radiographs (x-rays) are taken: digital panoramic and cephalometric x-rays. These reveal different aspects of the jaw and tooth development critical for assessing the individual patient needs. Dr. Reese will also perform a simple intraoral examination to assess the patient’s particular concerns, and uniqueness.
Indianapolis Dentistry is equipped with state-of-the-art digital radiographs for single tooth viewing and diagnosis, full mouth panoramic radiographs, cephalometric xrays for orthodontic analysis, and linear tomograms for accurate assessment of TMJ anatomy. All operatories (treatment rooms) have large computer monitors that allow enlargement of these radiographs so Dr. Reese and the patient (and parents if present) can review the findings and recommendations.
About Digital X-rays
Digital x-rays, or digital radiographs, are electronic images taken using less radiation conventional radiography. Digital radiography uses a digital image capture device that allows us to immediately view the image. The advantages of digital radiographs are:
- Significantly reduces amounts of radiation required from normal film xrays
- Instantaneous viewing and assessment
- Ability to enlarge, define, and refine images
- There is no additional or higher fee for this service
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